Floyd Mayweather Stripped of Title He Won Against Manny Pacquiao
The World Boxing Organization has stripped Floyd Mayweather of the welterweight world title he won against Manny Pacquiao last May. Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee and vacate a middleweight title he also held.
In a statement the WBO said (via Reuters):
“The WBO World Championship Committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as the WBO Welterweight Champion of the World and vacate his title, for failing to comply with our WBO Regulations of World Championship Contests.”
Did the WBO send Floyd Mayweather a letter? That’s probably the reason why this is happening now… Mayweather can’t read. Perhaps someone needed to explain this situation to him verbally.
There is still hope though. Mayweather has two weeks left to appeal.